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Fiji Votes: Voting close to home becomes convenient for senior citizens

Fiji Votes: Voting close to home becomes convenient for senior citizens
Sevania Tunayau. Photo: Shratika Naidu
November 08
11:56 2018

Village elders of Nanenivuda Village in Seaqaqa, Macuata province are thankful to the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) for giving them the opportunity to vote right at their door step yesterday.

The oldest villager, Sevania Tunayau, 86, said in previous elections he had to leave his village and travel long distance with his family to cast their votes.

“I voted in all past elections and this year has been the most convenient thanks to the arrangements by the FEO,” said the father of two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

“I am a retired military officer and I have given a vote to SODELPA because I believe they can increase ex-service officers funds.”

Speaking on behalf of the villagers, Laisiasa Saladugutiva, said there were more than 20 village elders who were pleased with the services from the FEO.

“In the 2014 General Election and previous elections we had to travel to Seaqaqa Primary School to vote,” said 36-year-old Mr Saladugutiva.

“Our elders and sickly struggled getting into a carrier to transport them to the school and reach the polling venue.

“Now no one has to spend money because all services are provided at our door step.

Edited by Percy Kean

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